News

Cops tell mum after 1300 invited to NYE party on Facebook

IF YOU plan on having a party this festive season, police are reminding you to keep it off social media so it doesn't get out of hand.

Rockhampton Sergeant Paul Bennett said if word of the party has spread you may need to take extra preventative measures like changing the venue, having more adults around or hiring security guards.

Sgt Bennett, from Capricornia Police Liquor Enforcement, said police recently made one mother aware of a party that her daughter had organised for New Year's where 1300 people had been invited via Facebook.

Sgt Bennett advised this situation was an absolute recipe for disaster.

"Many parents do not realise they can be charged and face the costs of out-of-control parties that they have allowed their children to have," Sgt Bennett said.

He said police had the power to deal with unruly parties and events, and the power to prosecute irresponsible party and event organisers.

A person who organises or is involved in arranging, hosting, managing, advertising or promoting the event can commit an offence if it gets out of hand.

And the maximum penalty is up to $12,100 or one year's imprisonment.

Sgt Bennett also said that gatecrashers could be charged and face the possibility of imprisonment.

"It is an offence for a person who has been refused entry to an event to cause or contribute to an event becoming an out-of-control event through out-of-control conduct at or near the event," he said.

"If your event starts to get out-of-control call 000 immediately and consider what steps you can safely take to end the event.

"Early intervention by police may stop an event from becoming out-of-control."

Topics:  christmas editors picks facebook new year celebrations parties



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

Tributes flow for Toowoomba man killed in driveway

Toowoomba man Scott Stallman, 44, with wife Monique, was run over and died in his driveway on Friday night.

Well-known Toowoomba businessman, husband and father remembered

OPINION: How do we create the job opportunities?

Dominic Doblo and Sir Graham McCamley speaking about a dam on the Fitzroy River.
Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

How to find find the answers and prosper

Officers reviewing CCTV footage after Stockland fight

Initial reports indicated up to 10 people were involved in the fight

Local Partners

Rally up for Relay for Life

Relay for Life 2017 nominations now open for 2017


ACROSS THE REGION

CHRISTMAS SONGS: It's Carols by Candlelight in Emu Park this weekend.

LOOKING for something to do this weekend?

72 HOURS ACROSS THE REGION

Rock Force at the Great Western Hotel tonight. Performing all your favourite covers from all your favourite bands.

LOOKING for something to do this weekend?

New book to document history of Livingstone Shire

St Faiths School, Yeppoon.

Book includes previously unseen photographs of historical sites

Mandy Moore feels like she's 60

Mandy Moore sees herself as a 60-year-old rather than a 32-year-old

Goooodbye Hamish and Andy (from our radios)

Hamish and Andy

The pair have been on air since 2006

David Attenborough on facing his mortality

Sir David Attenborough in a scene from the TV special The Death of the Oceans.

Life without Sir David Attenborough is hard to imagine

Saying "I do" changed Shia's outlook on marriage

Shia LaBeouf has a new outlook on marriage since he tied the knot.

Singer tunes in to first movie role

Tori Kelly voices the character Meena in the movie Sing.

Musician Tori Kelly voices Meena the teenage elephant in Sing

Cricketing greats bring Aussie mateship to commentary box

Cricket commentator Adam Gilchrist.

ADAM Gilchrist enjoys the fun of calling the Big Bash League.

Chinese locked out of Australian property market

The rules are different if you're a foreigner

The buyer was from China - the trouble started right there

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

Coast high-flyer's fight back from bankruptcy, $72m debt

Scott Juniper went from millionaire developer to declaring bankruptcy in2012, now he is back on top of his game again with new developments including this one in Coolum.

'Apocalyptic lending storm' causes financial collapse.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!